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Re: Request for Feedback, Suggestions on TaxonConcept Species Concepts

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 15:06:36 -0400
Message-ID: <4C0BF1BC.8080105@openlinksw.com>
To: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
CC: Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com>, public-lod@w3.org, pedantic-web@googlegroups.com
Toby Inkster wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Jun 2010 18:06:08 -0500
> Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> I would appreciate feedback on these models and any suggestions for
>> how they could be improved. :-)
>>     
>
> The following:
>
> @prefix txn: <http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ontology/txn.owl#> .
>
> <http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/mCcSp#Species>
> 	a owl:Class ;
> 	txn:kingdom "Animalia" ;
> 	txn:phylum "Arthropoda" ;
> 	txn:class "Insecta" ;
> 	txn:order "Lepidoptera" ;
> 	txn:family "Nymphalidae" ;
> 	txn:genus "Danaus" ;
> 	txn:epithet "plexippus" ;
> 	txn:author_year "(Linnaeus, 1758)" ;
> 	txn:commonName "Monarch Butterfly" ;
> 	foaf:page <foo> .
>
> Appears to be an almost identical way of representing a species concept
> to the one I came up with a couple of years ago:
>
> @prefix txn: <http://purl.org/NET/biol/ns#> .
>
> <http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/mCcSp#Species>
> 	a txn:Taxonomy ;
> 	# note: txn:Taxonomy rdfs:subClassOf rdfs:Class.
> 	txn:kingdom "Animalia" ;
> 	txn:phylum "Arthropoda" ;
> 	txn:class "Insecta" ;
> 	txn:order "Lepidoptera" ;
> 	txn:family "Nymphalidae" ;
> 	txn:genus "Danaus" ;
> 	txn:species "plexippus" ;
> 	txn:authority "Linnaeus, 1758" ;
> 	txn:commonName "Monarch Butterfly" ;
> 	txn:seeAlso <foo> .
>
> I wonder if you could reuse the URIs I minted rather than creating new
> ones?
>   

Peter,

+1

Re. reuse request from Toby. It early days, so little or no cost ;_
> If we could stamp out any incompatibilities between the two ontologies,
> then I'd be happy to point the http://purl.org/NET/biol/ns URI at your
> ontology, so we'd just have a single merged ontology.
>   

Great!


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